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Oral Literature in Africa

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa. This revised edition makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetr...

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Editor's note

Version 1.2. Minor edits made, February 2016.

  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : World Oral Literature Series | 1
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2012
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 07 février 2014
  • EAN (Print version) : 9781906924713
  • Electronic EAN : 9781906924720
  • Number of pages : 568 p.